Henry David Thoreau
American author; b. 1817; d. 1862
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power of the greatest obstacle.
I should not talk so much about myself were there anybody else whom I knew as well.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready.